Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Psychology

Fellowship Training Overview

Fellows will receive supervised training in counseling/psychotherapy, comprehensive training and supervision in the assessment of Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and mental health crisis intervention. Our training program will be of interest to individuals with a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical psychology and are seeking postdoctoral supervised clinical experience. Fellows receive three hours of individual supervision weekly.

Fellows do intake assessment, carry a case load of brief therapy clients, present at case conferences, and conduct psychological assessments for Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and participate in the crisis on-call rotation. Fellows receive clinical supervision from a licensed psychologist as well as intense supervision of assessment practices and assessment reports writing. A major portion of training is in assessment.

Philosophy

The Postdoctoral Fellowship program’s mission is to train psychology postdoctoral fellows. Our program is designed sequentially to refine a fellow’s professional identity while instilling competencies in delivery of services at a university-based mental health service with a primary focus on our mentor – apprenticeship supervisory model. This is accomplished through a combination of supervision with experienced clinicians. Our goal is the development of practitioners who can successfully transfer their skills to a variety of outpatient settings within the rapidly evolving healthcare field.

Fellows are part of multidisciplinary treatment teams, using brief treatment modalities to address a wide range of diagnoses and presenting problems. These include intensive brief therapies for individuals and couples; psychological assessment; crisis intervention; on-call management of emergencies; running of groups; and outreach/consultation. When available, fellows may participate in behavioral medicine and/or supervision. 

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Counseling or Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited graduate institution and must have completed a pre-doctoral psychology internship. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population; demonstrated competence in psychological assessment; knowledge of developmental issues of college students; and ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff are required. Candidates will be required to submit verification of completion of their doctorate prior to the start date. On call shifts require evening, weekend, and holiday availability.

General Information

Eligibility: Successful completion of psychology pre-doctoral internship.
Structure:  12 month benefited fellowship position. Occasional evening hours required.
Stipend: $35,000, benefited.

Criminal Records Check (CORI)

Under University of Massachusetts Amherst requirements, employment is contingent upon a successful Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check. This will be completed by the university's Human Resources department prior to the start of employment.

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